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Direct2D (composed of Wikipedia articles) (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,679
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Direct2D (composed of Wikipedia articles) (Paperback)

Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Direct2D is a 2D and vector graphics application programming interface (API) designed by Microsoft and implemented in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and also Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 (with Platform Update installed). Direct2D offers high quality and fast performance while maintaining interoperability with GDI/GDI+ APIs and Direct3D/DirectDraw APIs. It can take advantage of hardware acceleration through compatible graphics cards. Direct2D is a native code API based on C++ which can be called by managed code and uses a "lightweight COM" approach just like Direct3D, with minimal amount of abstraction. However, unlike Direct3D and similarily to GDI/GDI+ and WPF, Direct2D is an "immediate mode" rendering API with simple BeginDraw/Draw/EndDraw calls; Direct2D has no concept of a "scene" and does not use retained tree structures, and the rendering state is preserved between drawing calls.

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Imprint: Betascript Publishing
Country of origin: Germany
Release date: August 2010
First published: August 2010
Editors: Lambert M. Surhone • Miriam T. Timpledon • Susan F. Marseken
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 159
ISBN-13: 978-6132220912
Categories: Books > Computing & IT > General theory of computing
Books > Computing & IT > General theory of computing > General
LSN: 6132220917
Barcode: 9786132220912

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